Confronting the museum's colonial past : towards new strategies of institutional critique

Valley, Greer (2017-03)

Thesis MA(VA)--Stellenbosch University, 2017.


ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study considers how colonial narratives imbedded in the museum institution, may be unsettled and reframed by artist interventions. My interest in this subject is to question whether these interventions could facilitate dialogue, unlearning and change in the museum. I also discuss the exhibition The Chair, where I experiment with these ideas by means of a curatorial intervention in the Stellenbosch University Museum. Centred around the concept of the chair (as head, seat, object), this exhibition explores the relationship between the museum as institution and the institution of the university and their roles in the production and accumulation of meaning, knowledge and capital.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Geen opsomming beskikbaar

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